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Alkaline phosphatase An enzyme produced by osteoblasts that is believed to play a role in the mineralization of bone.

 

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The resorption and removal of bone by osteoclasts shapes bones during development and continues throughout life. In the healthy state, bone resorption is coupled with new bone deposition, and the paired process is called bone remodeling. Bone remodeling in the adult frees mineral from the skeleton and removes microscopic areas of damaged bone.

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